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Friday, February 24, 2012

Get out and ride on Whidbey Island!

IT'S TIME FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL 
MUSSELS IN THE KETTLES 
MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
MARCH 3rd, 2012 
Coupeville, WA (Whidbey Island)
Click active.com to go to Mussels in the Kettles signup.

Click the mussel above for Mussels in the Kettles 2012!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

With construction on its way...

We all have known it was coming and tomorrow is the big day.  But you don't really need to let it get you down.  There are many alternatives to driving your car downtown during all the road construction.  Let me show you a few:
You can take the easy way by walking.
You can bicycle where accessible and park in at a bicycle rack.
You could take your pet elephant. But where would you park it?


Additionally, use our wonderful public transit.

We hope this helps you in the coming months.
  • If you need to dig out the dusty or rusty bicycle, please come in and get a free estimate. 
  • If you don't have a bicycle but have been meaning to stop by, we have many great options that start as low as $359.99.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

It seems these two racks have a serious relationship going on - a heart warming bike security Valentine's Day story.  I can't wait to see if they get busy and have a little one.  Before you know it this might be an extended rack family.  We would love your comments on the type of rack you would like to see in your community.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What to do if your bicycle is stolen :(

Keep your bicycle secure!

What to do to keep your lovely bicycle in your hands, and what to do if it gets stolen:

Firstly, I want everyone to go home and write down the make, model, color and serial number of each and everyone of your fleet. The make and model are the company, style and year of your bicycle this information is usually written in the form of a decal on the frame tubing. The serial number is typically found on the bottom bracket (the tube between the cranks of the bike). If you are really good, take a photo. Store all this information in a safe place.

Secondly, use a bicycle lock! They range in price and are well worth the investment. Park your bike in safe areas that are well lit and well traveled in an attempt to make it harder to steal your bicycle.

Thirdly, if your bike is stolen, find the information you have about your bicycle and call the Police, (360) 385-2322, and request to file a "stolen bicycle report" also called "Citizen Self Report Form".

This is the link for it: http://www.cityofpt.us/Police/PDF/Self%20Report%20Form.pdf. The crime reported must have been committed within city limits and the bike must be valued at less than $750. We are currently unclear as to what to do if your bike is valued at more than $750.01, but understand that a police department member would work with you in this scenario. In this form they will ask for all of the information you have. If you haven't stored the serial number any where there is no proof that you own the bike.

Please note, many good quality bicycle shops store this information for you when you FIRST purchase a bicycle from them.
Secondly, contact your local shops and spread the word (friend circles, Craigslist, cycling groups, etc) so more citizens are aware and hopefully looking out for your precious steed!

GOOD LUCK!!
~The Broken Spoke Staff

Friday, February 3, 2012

Get Geared up for Spring!

Spring is coming to the northwest, and so you don't get caught by surprise The Broken Spoke has all of the cycling gear you need to make it a great season. New this year are jerseys and shorts from Bontrager. Bontrager has been committed to making quality bicycle accessories for many years.


"Our existence is intimately linked to the exploration and enjoyment of playground earth while riding on two wheels. We make bicycle components, accessories and apparel, all firmly grounded in no-nonsense design philosophy, valuing performance and usability, not fads and gimmicks." 

~ Bontrager Products

 

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff